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in the past would be political heroes to you? caller: in the past? the guy from south africa. nelson mandela. look what he did. the idea of using soccer. that was so clever. he could have been hateful after coming out of prison and use that for revenge. host: what about the idea of politicians as heroes? caller: i think all are trying to build day penthouse for us and they are sincere. i believe it will not matter because the foundation is broke. now matter what you put on top, the foundation will fail. host: this is ron from georgia. caller: merry christmas. number 1 would be sean hennessannity. a second runner-up is anyone who supports the amendment. he has been my hero for a number of years. every time he opens his mouth, it seems he speaks the truth. we in north georgia stand with him. glenn beck limbaugh, bollenba are commenting on facebook. facebook.com/cspan. this is what jody says from twitter. host: you can do the same on twitter this morning. winston-salem on the democrat's line, hello. caller: good morning. merry christmas. ambassador rice. she is a good hero because she is the on
remembered another visit i had made years before with nelson mandela showing me his prison cell on robben island. these two political prisoners were separated by great distances, but they were both marked by uncommon grace, generosity of spirit, and unshakable will. and they both understood something that i think we all have to grasp: the day they walked out of prison, the day the house arrest was ended, was not the end of the struggle. it was the beginning of a new phase. overcoming the past, healing a wounded country, building a democracy, would require moving from icon to politician. in a time when politics and politicians are sometimes the objects of criticism and even disdain, it is well for us to remember people fight and die for the right to exercise politics, to be part of a politicians are sometimes democracy, to make decisions peacefully, without resorting to the gun. that work of building democracy never ends, not here in the seat of the oldest democracy in the world, or in a country like burma in its new capital of nay pyi taw, where the speaker of the lower house where suu ky
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